Meaning of ALARM in English

n. & v.


1. a warning of danger etc. (gave the alarm).

2 a a warning sound or device (the burglar alarm was set off accidentally). b alarm clock.

3 frightened expectation of danger or difficulty (were filled with alarm).

1. frighten or disturb.

2 arouse to a sense of danger.

Phrases and idioms:

alarm clock a clock with a device that can be made to sound at the time set in advance.

Etymology: ME f. OF alarme f. It. allarme f. all' arme! to arms

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.